Garda Brian Hanrahan shot during attempted robbery in New Orleans

An Irish police officer has been shot during an attempted street robbery in the United States.

It happened in New Orleans where Garda Brian Hanrahan, 32, from Killenaule, Tipperary, was on holiday with his father.

He was taken to hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

New Orleans police said the shooting happened at 05:40 local time on Tuesday at the junction of New Orleans Street and North Tonti Street.